WHY AM I AT RECEIVING END ALWAYS?
CANT WE THINK BEYOND HINDU, MUSLIM, YOU, ME, RSS, GUJARAT RIOTS, FASCIST MODI, CORRUPT POLITICS AND BABUS?
I am feeling terribly pissed off today because there is no water since last night in a place next to Mumbai where I stay. Thane is a suburbs of Mumbai, or it would be right to call it a backyard of Mumbai. I know even Mumbai is facing acute shortage of water. I am also aware Latur district in Maharashtra is worst among the other regions and facing severe drought.
My question is simple and may sound stupid. But it is a serious question. Why after 70 years of independence we are still seen struggling with the basic biological need of life “Water”?
And my second question is…
What is Rahul Gandhi and his party bragging about India’s progress under Congress rule of last 6 decade? What is he proud about ? Water like basic necessity his party could not provide 24 x 7 in the last 6 decades ? Electricity like basic necessity?
I am told upon my calling the Water Dept that you will not have water supply for another 2 or 3 days. After 67 years of independence, why we could not even provide the adequate supply of basic necessity like water to our people all over?
AND LIKE BLOODY FOOLS TODAY WE ARE DEBATING ISSUES LIKE KANHAIYA KUMAR, JNU, UTTARAKHAND, CONGRESS REBELS, FTII STUDENT STRIKE, HYDERABAD UNIVERSITY, RSS CHIEF, AND WHAT NOT.
HAVE WE BECOME A SOCIETY INDULGING INTO GOSSIPS DAY AND NIGHT?
I received these thoughts from a “Thinking Mind”, from a friend and really it sounds all ridiculous why are we as a nation not talking about our main issues???
“Ideas. Innovations. what can we do to make India a Developed Country??
It is worth thinking why have we as a society become so sick that we like to gossip, waste our time in what is not going to help make this nation a well-developed nation like West? Or any other developed nation in the world? Why???
WHY ARE WE TALKING OF SOME PETTY ISSUES AND HAVING USELESS DEBATES?
IS THE MEDIA CONFUSING PEOPLE WITH PETTY ISSUES AND MAKING THEM POLITICAL BY BLOWING THEM OUT-OF-PROPORTION?
JNU, RSS Chief, Reservations, FTII, Hyderabad University, Sheena Bora murder, Sanjay Dutt’s Jail term, Jat reservation, Hardik Patel, Kanhaiya Kumar, and many such topics which are not so important as ” The acute Water shortage”, Poor Educational facilities, Poor Healthcare facilities, Corruption in government administrations, Power shortage in the country, Bad roads, Useless Garbage collection system, Growing Crimes in our metropolitan cities and Terrorism. Sleeper Cells within India trying to bleed India all the time. Why are we not discussing and debating these issues of prime importance?
HOW IS IT THAT A COMMON MAN IS KEPT ENTERTAINED WITH THE ISSUES WHICH ARE NO ISSUES FOR HIM? IS OUR MAINSTREAM MEDIA, SO INTELLECTUALLY BANKRUPT, THAT IT HAS FAILED TO PLAY ITS ROLE AS A FOURTH IMPORTANT PILLAR OF DEMOCRACY?
The letter written by an anguished friend on the same lines is asking our Thinking Class and the Intellectual community the same questions.
Are the people of this country treated like “MUTE” spectators who have no way to speak up about their issues but to listen to some “Rubbish” going on 24 x 7 in debates on some subject which hardly is an issue for him but only a “Law and Order” situation and no more than that. But every issue concerning “Crime” Law and Order” Police Investigation” is blown out of proportion by political leaders like Rahul Gandhi or Arvind Kejriwal and politicized to their advantage and the real issues of the people are not discussed, debated for the last 7 decades and as a result even in 21st century when the rest of the world has progressed beyond basic human needs like Housing, drinking water, sanitation, electricity, education, healthcare, Roads, Communication, we as a nation is still struggling with these basic needs and every political leader is playing self-serving politics to secure his or her vote banks.
AS A COMMON MAN…. I DON’T CARE REALLY ABOUT WHAT THE CORRUPT FAKE POLITICAL LEADERS SAY AND TALK. I REALLY DON’T CARE ABOUT WHAT THE CORRUPT MEDIA DEBATES, IF IT DOES NOT CONCERN ME DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY.
I CARE FOR MY OWN LIFE, FOR MY FAMILY, FOR MY CHILDREN, THEIR HEALTH AND EDUCATION, THEIR WELL BEING. AND WHY AM I AND MY FAMILY SUFFERING TODAY?
I REALLY CARE A DAMN FOR THE REST. I DO CARE FOR MY COUNTRY BUT NOT FOR THE CORRUPT POLITICIANS WHO HAVE ONLY LOOTED MY COUNTRY AND LEFT ME TO SUFFER EVEN FOR MY BASIC NEEDS LIKE WATER AND POWER.
This is worded so well in this well-composed letter by a friend that I am pleased to share his thoughts with you all which you and me fail to understand. Why are we at the receiving end?
Very sensible thinking. Hope this percolates down to all Indians.
From an IIMA friend : My classmate from IIMA and friend Vijay has written this very poignant mail which I wish to share with all of you.
Title : Mindset
My problem with what’s happening in the country is not about BJP and Congress, or JNU and anti-nationalism, or Jats and reservation, or Hindu Extremism and Muslim Extremism, or Beef Ban and Porn Ban, or Kejriwal and Modi, or Ravish and that ‘India wants to know’ guy.
And these guys talking of intolerance, JNU independence, beef etc etc are all Anti-India.
My problem is our mind space being occupied with futile, useless, fruitless, negative, regressive thinking. In an age when this country should be thinking of inventions and ideas, we are discussing subjects mentioned above.
I like Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. Why can’t we discuss that and talk about it? That can be a game changer for the country if the entire nation gets involved in it and if the government practices it and not just makes hoardings out of it. Why isn’t the government and media talking about it?
Why the subject of debate is not development?
Why isn’t RSS talking about it? Why isn’t every Hindu talking about it?
Why aren’t the Muslims talking about it?
Why the news channels aren’t focusing on it?
Why are Indians on Facebook not discussing it?
Or spreading that idea to the world?
Saffron or Green, Beef or Chicken, Porn or Sanskari channels, Temples or Mosques, Jats or Kashmiris aren’t tools of development. These subjects of conversations are anti-development. And anything that’s anti-development is anti-national, at least for me.
I want to see my India look better than Switzerland. (not for the money hoarded there)
I want my India to do better than the US in the Olympics.(but without doping)
I want to see my India more civilized than the most civilized country in this world.
I want my India to be more innovative than Japan.
I want my India to be safer for the woman than Copenhagen, Denmark.
I want my India to be more open minded than Canada.
I want my India to be better than what it is today. Not worse.
And that can only happen when we start thinking productive. Else we will all be wasting time doing something that is useless, futile, infertile.
Please circulate this post if you agree. I could not have used this half an hour I took to write this, as a reaction to what’s happening around, for a better purpose”.
By Ajay Angre